55th New York Infantry
"Garde De Lafayette"


George H. Felt--Co. I
William Beck--Co. E
John Weilbrenner--Co. H

Organized at New York City and mustered in August 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 31, 1861. Duty at Fort Gaines, Md., September and October, 1861. Attached to Peck's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. March to Prospect Hill, Va., March 11-15. Moved to the Peninsula, Virginia, March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-29. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until October. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October-November. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Consolidated with 38th New York Infantry as Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" December 21, 1862.

Regiment lost during service 33 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 29 Enlisted men by disease. Total 62.

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